Mike Silipo (Head Coach)
A 27-year veteran of New England prep school squash, Mike Silipo teaches history, and coaches squash and football. He has compiled a career record of 227-141 at both Tabor Academy and Deerfield. Since he took over Deerfield’s program in 1997, Mike’s teams have amassed 66 wins and 55 losses. Many of his players have gone on to compete in college at Division I and III programs.
Mike attended Hobart College in Geneva, NY, where he earned all-conference honors in football. He was also a member of Hobart’s baseball team. A talented multi-sport athlete, Mike later went to on the capture the New England Region INSICLO Squash Championship in 1979.
Mike took over Deerfield’s football program from the legendary Jim Smith in 1996. Since then, he has coached the team to a 50-35-0 record, two Class A Super Bowl invitations and a 2002 Super Bowl win.
After graduating from Brown University with a degree in American Studies, Nick Albertson taught history for five years at Jacksonville Episcopal High School in Jacksonville, FL, before joining the Deerfield faculty in 1978 as a member of the History Department. He has served as a college advisor for 32 years, and earned an MA in Liberal Studies from Dartmouth in 1984. Nick's three daughters are proud graduates of Deerfield, and he cross-country skis and plays paddle tennis with them at every opportunity.
Nick also coaches golf and football. He coached Deerfield’s golf team to its first undefeated season in 2005 and again in 2006. The group posted an 11-0-1 record over the course of the spring and won the Kingswood-Oxford Tournament at season's end. In 2000, the squad also won that tournament.
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In the 19 years that Chip Davis has served as head coach of the boys lacrosse team at Deerfield, the program has developed into one of the most successful programs in New England.
The team has finished atop Western New England Boys Lacrosse Division I in seven of the past eight years, winning that title outright in 2002 and 2007 with undefeated seasons, and sharing the title in five of the other seven years. After the 2004 season, Chip was named Western NE Coach of the Year.
At Bowdoin College, Chip earned All-New England honors in lacrosse, was a four-year starter for the football team, and served as captain of both teams in his senior year. He serves as an assistant coach with the football team's defensive unit in the fall. Chip is also the Director of Athletics and a member of the Academy’s History Department. He lives in Whiting House with his wife Beth and their three sons, Bradley, Brian, and Zachary.
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Mark Ott has a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a PhD from the University of Hawaii-Manoa. He previously taught at Phillips Exeter Academy, The Blake School in Minneapolis, and Punahou School in Honolulu. He is the author of two books, "Sea of Change: Ernest Hemingway and the Gulf Stream" (2008) and "Ernest Hemingway and the Geography of Memory" (2010). He lives in Johnson with his wife and three daughters.
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